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Gandhi

  1. 1. MAHATMA GANDHI 1869-1948
  2. 2. At the age of 13, Gandhi was married through his parents arrangements to Kasturba Makhanji.At the age of 18, Gandhiwent to University CollegeLondon to train as anattorney.
  3. 3. South Africa changed Gandhidramatically, as he faced thediscrimination commonlydirected at blacks and Indians.
  4. 4. Upon his return to India, he organized poor farmers and laborers to protest against oppressive taxation and widespread discrimination.Non-cooperation andpeaceful resistance wereGandhis "weapons" in thefight against injustice. Satyagraha
  5. 5. Gandhi was addressed by the people as Bapu (Father) and Mahatma (Great Soul).Gandhi was arrested onMarch 10, 1922, tried forsedition, and sentenced tosix years imprisonment.
  6. 6. Gandhi launched a newsatyagraha against the tax onsalt in March 1930, marching400 kilometres fromAhmedabad to Dandi, Gujaratto make salt himself. This campaign was one of his most successful at upsetting British rule; Britain responded by imprisoning over 60,000 people.
  7. 7. On January 30, 1948,Gandhi was shot and killedwhile having his public walkon the grounds of the BirlaBhavan in New Delhi.
  8. 8. "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
  9. 9. Gandhis accomplishments..• Indias independence 1947• Influenced many influential leaders – Martin Luther King Jr. – Nelson Mandela – Albert Einstein “role model for the generations to come” – Runner up “Person of the century”
  10. 10. Activity .1. Mohandas K. Gandhi was a major political and spiritual India Indian Independent Movement leader of _____ and the ___________________.2. Gandhi is commonly known in India and across the world as Mahatma Gandhi (_________) and as Bapu (______). great soul father truth3. Gandhi practiced and advocated _________ even in the non-violence most extreme situations.4. As a British-educated _____, Gandhi first employed his ideas lawyer of peaceful civil disobedience in the Indian communitys struggle for civil rights in ___________. South Africa

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